Definitions for "Lipoproteins"
substances containing lipids and proteins, comprising most fats in the blood
Particles made of proteins and lipids which enable insolubel fats to be transported in the bloodstream. low - density lopoproteins (LDL), transport cholesterol to the body cells, where it forms a component of the cell walls and plays a part in other essential functions.A high level of LDL in the blood an reflect a high cholesterol level, which raises the risk of heart disease. The reasons for high - level of LDLs in the blood may be hereditary or diet - related, or a combination of the two. High density lipoproteins (HDLs) remove surplus cholesterol from the tissues and carry it to the liver for excretion. A high level of HDLs in the blood indicates a lower than average risk of heart disease.
particles consisting of a fatty core and a protein surround to allow transport of fat in the blood stream. Lipoprotein A is a cholesterol-rich lipoprotein, which resembles LDL cholesterol and is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. It has proven resistant to drug treatment and does not appear to be decreased by estrogen-containing ovarian hormone therapy (OHT).